How to lock your Windows 10 PC using shortcut

It is a good idea to lock your computer when you are stepping away from it, even for a short duration. There are several ways to do this and one of the easiest ways is to press Windows + L keys on your device.

However, you can also create a shortcut, clicking on which the computer will automatically get locked. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to create a shortcut to lock your Windows 10 computer.

Create a shortcut to lock Windows 10 PC

Step 1: On the desktop of your computer, right-click anywhere on the blank area, and from the context menu, select the “New” option.

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Step 2: Hovering the mouse cursor on the “New” option will reveal a secondary drop-down menu and from there, click on the “Shortcut” option.

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Step 3: Now, a new window will launch. In the “type the location of the item” textbox, enter the following text:

Rundll32.exe user32.dll,LockWorkStation

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Step 4: In the next step, enter the name of the Shortcut. You can name it anything. We are going ahead with the “Lock PC” name.

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That’s it. You will now see the “Lock PC” shortcut icon on your computer’s desktop. When you double-click that icon, your computer will get locked and you will need to enter your password to unlock it.